Montreal – Cohabitat50+


We are a group of dynamic seniors (aged 50 and over, but getting younger) and we are building a cohousing community in Greater Montreal (we are looking at properties in communities on the south shore of the St-Lawrence, to be more specific).

While our group will be for the 50+ age-bracket, our outlook is young and community- oriented. We will be reaching out to the surrounding community and getting involved with younger generations and families. We will not be a seniors’ ghetto.

Our project will likely be a building of 40 units, perhaps more, situated near urban services.  The design will be environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient. We will have gardens, fruit trees and a vegetable garden, built on the principles of permaculture. Like other cohousing groups, we will have an active common space with kitchen, living room, woodworking shop, garden house, etc.

Our group is primarily French-speaking, and our meetings are conducted in French, but anglophones are more than welcome. We are a very friendly, happy bunch!

For more information, please check us out at:


18 Responses to Montreal – Cohabitat50+

  1. Edwina Fort says:

    I just discovered co-housing as a concept. Before marriage and children, I lived in
    a student co-op which was organized by students and professors in Toronto. I am
    curious about your group as I live in eastern Ontario and love Montreal. Have you
    found an area in which to live and what stage are you at in your venture? I look
    forward to hearing from your group. Many thanks, Edwina

  2. Barbara Steele says:

    I too am interested in your concept, altho0ugh I do not speak any French. However, I have a grandchild in Montreal, and another one on the way in January. I am mostly retired and would like to be closer to them for at least the next 5-10 years. Happy, healthy and vibrant, I am keen to learn more, as I too have just realized that this concept has tremendous merit to a huge demographic of baby boomers.

  3. Barbara de Beaupre says:

    I have been interested in cohousing for many years and lived in Montreal for 30 years before moving to Toronto. I am seriously considering leaving Toronto and moving to Montreal where I have some family. I do speak French but it is a bit rusty after many years in Ontario.
    Oh yes, and I am over 50 as well!! My aim is to stay as young as possible. I am an artist and cross country skier. Barbara

  4. Lorraine Broekaert says:

    Bonjour Barbara, moi Aussi , now live in edmonton ,,really want to live in co housing
    But don’t quite know where to start. Can you help.?

  5. Ms. Carole Wallis says:

    Hi Newly retired and living alone , I like this idea so very interested to learn more , I live on Southshore . My french is ok and undedsatnd most conversation , always youthful and ready for challenges .

  6. Gisèle Corriveau says:

    Bonjour, Bravo, et enfin est il possible de vieillir avec jardin,fleurs et partage ,, M,informer pour réunion ,,Merci

  7. Consuelo Leal says:

    Hello, I am interested in your project. I am a widow with
    Three boys. I am an ophthalmologist from Mexico, studying a master
    At Udem. I love the idea of living in a community. Please send me more information.
    Speak English and French .

  8. Élise says:

    un concept que je découvre à peine, mais qui m’enthousiame déjà beaucoup! je voudrais en savoir plus…Élise

  9. Lysane says:

    This seems so interesting! I would love to participate in that. Où pourrais-je trouver plus d’informations? J’aimerais faire parti de ce magnifique projet

  10. Anne Dougherty says:

    I am wondering if there are planning meetings which I can attend for this housing option.

  11. Clara Inés says:

    J’aimerais savoir s’il y a des possibilités de faire partie de ce genre de projet. Je vous serais reconnaissante de m’envoyer les renseignements pertinents, tels que réunions ou rencontres qui auraient lieu prochainement. Merci infiniment!

  12. Anne-Marie Mirza says:

    Bonjour, le co-housing m’intéresse beaucoup!
    Ce concept existe déjà en Europe. Vive l’entraide et le partage, tout en pouvant avoir un coin pour quand on voudra être seul-e.
    Je ne veux pas vieillir dans un ghetto : les vieux d’un bord, les autres d’un autre!
    J’aimerais être informée des prochaines rencontres à Montréal?
    Merci beaucoup!
    (je parle français, espagnol et anglais).

    • Denis Dozois says:

      Je suis très intéressé au projet ” co-housing ou co-living” & je crois ferment au partage de Tout & en Tout. J’ai un grand appartement que je désire offrir dans ce concept. L’appartement est dans un duplex & j’habite en dessous.
      J’aimerais avoir plus de renseignements de ce projet.
      Merci & Bonne Journée.

  13. Elise Cartier says:

    Bonjour – Votre groupe est-il encore ouvert pour les gens intéressés? Votre URL pour l’accès Web ne fonctionne pas, et le courriel que j’ai tenté d’envoyer à l’adresse fournie ( m’a été retourné. Si vous le pouvez, manifestez-vous, car j’aimerais bien m’intégrer au groupe d’intéressé(e)s! Merci! Élise

    • Michel says:

      J’ai fait parti d’un groupe similaire qui ne fonctionne plus.

      Je regarde pour former un groupe dans ma région (rive sud de Mtl.)

      • Denis Dozois says:

        J’habite à Longueuil & sur la Rive-Sud. J’aimerais qu’on puisse mettre nos efforts en commun pour ce projet que je crois fermement.
        Merci & Bonne Journée.

        • Lorraine Daoust says:

          Ce concept m’intéresse énormément. On a relancé vos propositions? Je suis présentement dans une “résidence” – très active et autonome mais si jamais j’entrais en contact avec un groupe “lively et intéressant” je considérerais sérieusement un changement. Je trouve l’heure de vos “postings” intéressant: 5h14 et 5h18…..

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